PENGUIN ISLAND offers a rewarding insight into the lives of the stars of the Phillip Island Parade and the dedicated team of scientists and rangers who monitor and protect them through the hottest summer on record.
Episode One – Love is in the Air
In episode one of PENGUIN ISLAND we meet Bluey and Sheila, one of the 13,000 little penguin couples who live on Phillip Island, as they begin their annual breeding cycle, and the dedicated team of rangers and scientists who will monitor and protect them through the hottest summer on record.
Episode Two – Danger in the Penguin Colony
Long-time penguin couple Bluey and Sheila are struggling to feed their hungry chicks, Sammy and Tom and protect them from predatory gulls, domestic pets and a feral fox, which is stalking the colony.
Episode Three – Where Have all the Fish Gone?
Time is running out for hungry penguin chicks Sammy and Tom, whose parents Bluey and Sheila must swim further and further to sea in a desperate attempt to find fish. As the weather heats up, chicks are dying of starvation throughout the colony and the harsh reality of nature is revealed.
Episode Four – A Heatwave hits the Colony
A punishing heatwave hits the island, bushfires are raging around the state and penguins are collapsing from heat, hunger and exhaustion. As the animal hospital fills with overheated wildlife, rangers work to rehydrate and cool the Little Penguins in a battle to save their lives.
Episode Five – Rocky Finds Love at Last
Unlucky-in-love Rocky finally finds a mate in Jess, whose previous clutch of chicks has died. But it is very late in the season to be raising chicks before the Little Penguins’ annual moult prevents them going to sea. And new technology reveals just what Little Penguins get up to underwater.
Episode Six – Summer Ends on Phillip Island
In the final episode of PENGUIN ISLAND, Rocky and Jess’s surviving chick Tilda is not yet big enough to feed herself and is anxiously awaiting the return of her parents. But time is running out as penguins around the island begin to moult.
Exclusive “Behind-the-Scenes” footage and interviews with key production personnel about the making of the series.